Wednesday, April 17th, 2024

World Premiere of Play to Take Place During Holocaust Conference

There will be seven in-person performances of Her Sister in Rafters Theatre at Dutcher Hall.

Millersville University Theatre and Millersville University’s Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide present the world premiere of the production “Her Sister” by Kendra Phillips. This memory play (a play in which the lead character narrates the events of the play, which are drawn from the character’s memory) will travel through the last few years of Margot Frank’s life, Anne Frank’s lesser-known sister, from her home in Amsterdam. There will be seven in-person performances in Rafters Theatre at Dutcher Hall from March 31 – April 9 with two opportunities to live stream the play. Tickets are $5 with an MU ID and $10 for general admission.

“Her Sister” is an important story because it allows us to honor and celebrate through remembrance the lives of those lost in the Holocaust. This play is also important because it is the world premiere of a new play that tells the story through the eyes of Margot Frank, who has often been overlooked,” says Jonathan Strayer, director of dramatics at Millersville University.

This will be the 37th conference on the Holocaust and Genocide, which is organized by faculty members in Millersville University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The theme of this year’s conference is “Remembering through the Arts,” and the conference events will highlight visual art, poetry, theater and more.

“Engaging with a topic like Holocaust and Genocide is challenging because of its tragic nature. The arts, and particularly theatre, I believe, allow artists and audience members alike to share a communal experience as we collectively live and breathe the stories being told. This production brings to life the black and white memories of Margot Frank and her family,” says Strayer.

For more information on the Holocaust and Genocide Conference, go to the 37th Annual Conference.




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